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Old 05-12-2019, 12:32 PM   #1
72jimmy4x4
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Towing with lifted Jimmy

I am in the middle of lifting my jimmy plus many changes. Engine, tranny, diffs etc.
It will be awhile before it is on the road but in the meantime I would like to get new Rv trailer. Will have a 6 in lift. 14 bolt rear and Dana 60 front
Looking at a 17ft ultra light.
Hope to hear from people that tow with lifted Blazer or Jimmy.
How do they tow?
Hoping to sell truck when Jimmy on the road.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:23 PM   #2
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Re: Towing with lifted Jimmy

It will do it, but not the best choice. The 6" lift I am assuming will have 37" tires? The 104" wheel base isn't exactly suited to a lot of trailer weight. Even though brakes and diffs are upgraded to 1 ton stuff, the extra height and short length can be a handful.

I towed my 3000# ski boat setup with mine for a long time. 4" all spring lift and 35" tires. Truck had 1/2 ton running gear mostly but is 9.5" 14 bolt with 13" drums and 8 lug Dana 44 front. Tandem axle trailer and surge brakes helped.

As long as the speeds aren't too high and the trailer too heavy, you should be ok. But since I got my extended cab duramax truck in '04 and with 70 mph speed limits the norm, the Jimmy is a cruiser now.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:02 PM   #3
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Re: Towing with lifted Jimmy

I have a 2" lift and 33" tires. I have a single-axle 14' utility trailer I tow with it - no problem with that. I towed a car hauler with a 79 Camaro on it - that was really squirrely. I don't think I would feel comfortable pulling a 17' camper behind mine for very far. An equalizer hitch might make things a little better.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:12 AM   #4
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Re: Towing with lifted Jimmy

Thanks for the advice
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